Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
recent

re·cent

recent

 
 
pronunciation:
ri snt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Builder
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or occurring in the immediate past.
The recent troubles between the two countries has filled the newspapers in the last few days.Her recent phone call came as a surprise.After the recent storm, many people are still without electricity.
antonyms:
distant
similar words:
fresh, late, latest, new
definition 2: of relatively late occurrence or appearance.
Recent hair styles use a more uneven cut than those of the preceding decades.
synonyms:
latest
similar words:
contemporary, current, hot, latter-day, modern, new, newfangled, now, red-hot, up-to-date
definition 3: (cap.) of, pertaining to, or designating the present geological epoch; Holocene.
synonyms:
Holocene
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (cap.) the Recent Epoch, or the rock formations that date from this time; Holocene.
derivations: recently (adv.), recentness (n.)
Word Builder: recent +
  • recently:
    not long ago.